Shooting starts on new series of Doctor Who

Doctor WhoShooting has started on the seventh series of Doctor Who which is expected to air on BBC One this Autumn.

Shooting has officially got under way on the seventh series of Doctor Who which will be filmed at BBC Wales new Roath Lock studios in Cardiff. The newly built studios are also home to Upstairs Downstairs, medical drama Casualty and Welsh language soap Pobol y Cwm. The news of shooting beginning on new episodes of Doctor Who was made on Twitter with the following tweet ‘On a cold Monday morning in Wales, things are hotting up! Shooting has just begun on the new series of Doctor Who!’

Matt Smith will once again reprise his role of the 11th Doctor for the seventh series with co-stars Karen Gillian and Arthur Darvill reprising their roles for an unknown number of episodes. The departure of their characters, Amy and Rory, has been confirmed with Steven Moffat promising a “heart-breaking” finale for the two companions. It is also expected, but not officially confirmed, that Alex Kingston will return as River Song at some point.

So far only two writers have been confirmed for the new series; Toby Whithouse and Chris Chibnall alongside, of course, Steven Moffat. Rumoured writers include Mark Gatiss and John Fay. As for directors only newcomer (to Doctor Who) Saul Metzstein has been confirmed. It’s been rumoured that the Yeti will return to menace the Doctor once more in the seventh season.